I can't remember if it was 1973 or 1974, but it was hot out. At the time, people didn't have whole house air conditioning, so I moved my bed in front of my bedroom window to sleep in the summer for the slight breeze. I was only 13 at the time I think. I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, but when I woke up I was distracted by lights in the sky above and well beyond the tree outside. I watched the lights for about 10 minutes before I finally got up to get a drink of water and use the bathroom. When I came back the lights dispersed in different directions very quickly, faster than anything possible both now and then. During the 10 minutes or so that I watched the lights, there were multiple numbers of lights that came and went in very quick time but in no real formation. They acted independently. I was told by my parents the next morning that I was dreaming, but believe me I wasn't. I never even mentioned this event again until I told my husband of 15 years just recently. When I first saw the lights, I thought that it may have been some military test, but I have never seen anything ever since to indicate that RCA/GE or NASA is doing anything like what I saw over 30 years ago. My feelings at the time were 1st)confusion 2nd)fascination 3rd)concern 4rth)should I hide 5th)where are they going? After the points of lights left, spot light from the ground from the city were sweeping the airspace. They were spotlights that used to be on naval bases or air bases.